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• Publication Date: 11/25/2009
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 74:61708-61709
• Standard Number: 1910.1028; 1915 Subpart I
• Title: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: November 25, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 226)]
[Notices]               
[Page 61708-61709]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

 
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

November 19, 2009.
    The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of 
the following public information collection requests (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 
U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of each ICR, with applicable supporting 
documentation; including, among other things, a description of the 
likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total 
burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or by contacting Darrin King on 202-
693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number)/e-mail: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the 
Department of Labor--Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
(OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503, Telephone: 202-395-7316/Fax: 202-395-5806 (these are not toll-
free numbers), E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from 
the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to 
ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB 
Control Number (see below).
    The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Title of Collection: Benzene (29 CFR 1910.1028).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0129.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,498.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 126,184.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden (excludes hourly wage costs): 
$8,189,789.
    Description: The Department's regulations at 29 CFR 1910.1028 
requires employers to train workers about the hazards of benzene, to 
monitor worker exposure, to provide medical surveillance, and maintain 
accurate records of worker exposure to benzene. These records are used 
by employers, workers, physicians and the Government to ensure that 
workers are not harmed by exposure to benzene in the workplace. For 
additional information, see the related 60-day preclearance notice 
published in the Federal Register at Vol. 74 FR 39978 on August 10, 
2009. PRA documentation prepared in association with the preclearance 
notice is available on http://www.regulations.gov under docket number 
OSHA-2009-00021.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Title of Collection: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for 
Shipyard Employment (29 CFR part 1915, subpart 1).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0215.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 639.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,827.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden (excludes hourly wage costs): 
$0.
    Description: The Department's regulations at 29 CFR part 1915, 
subpart I requires employers to provide and ensure that each affected 
employee uses the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for 
the eyes, face, head, extremities, torso, and respiratory system, 
including protective clothing, protective shields, protective barriers, 
life-saving equipment, personal fall arrest systems, and positioning 
device systems that meets the applicable provisions of this subpart, 
whenever workers are exposed to hazards that require the use of PPE. 
For additional information, see the related 60-day preclearance notice 
published in the Federal Register at Vol. 74 FR 45883 on September 4, 
2009. PRA documentation prepared in association with the preclearance 
notice is available on http://www.regulations.gov under docket number 
OSHA-2009-0017.

Darrin A. King,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-28220 Filed 11-24-09; 8:45 am]

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